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WHO Says SARS Outbreak Contained

July 8, 2003

WHO Says SARS Outbreak Contained
The World Health Organization announced this weekend that Taiwan was removed from its list of SARS-infected areas. Taiwan was the last remaining country still marked as an infected region.

According to a report on, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, director-general of the WHO, stated "We do not mark the end of SARS today, but we observe a milestone: the global SARS outbreak has been contained."

The WHO previously removed Toronto from the SARS list, effective July 2.

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